University of Kentucky researchers are seeking African American mothers and grandmothers who have given birth or had a grandchild born within the past year for a study on breastfeeding, bottle feeding and family choices. The study is part of national Black Breastfeeding Week.A group of nationally recognized breastfeeding advocates have declared the week as part of Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August, according to Doraine Bailey in Breastfeeding Support Services in the Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Department. Although the week officially ends Aug. 31, the focus group interviews researchers want to do in September will be considered an extension of the national focus.
African-American mothers and grandmothers caring for an infant 1 year or younger are invited to participate in the study to explore the choices the mothers and grandmothers make about breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Participants need to be English speakers, over 18 and willing to come to the Northside Branch of the Lexington Public Library for two-hour sessions.
Source: Kentucky Forward